Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : git vulnerability (USN-3243-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97938
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Git incorrectly sanitized branch names in the PS1 variable when configured to display the repository status in the shell prompt. If a user were tricked into exploring a malicious repository, a remote attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected git package.